Below is a summary and status report (as of Feb. 21, 2017) of the workers’ compensation reform bill we have been working on.
SB 5822 – Workers’ Comp Reform: This bill would lower the age barriers for workers to approve claim settlement agreements and would clarify the definition of occupational disease. The bill passed the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee and is now in Senate Rules awaiting possible floor action. WSDF supports this reform bill.
Initiative 1433, an initiative to the people on the November General Election ballot, is currently passing by a vote of 57.4% to 42.6%. The initiative increases the state minimum wage and mandates that employers provide paid sick leave to employees.
Use this form from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries to help keep track of common hazards and basic safety program requirements.
Every farm is unique so use the blank spaces at the end of the page 2 to add hazards or programs that are specific to your business. Get your copy here:
Dairy Safety Checklist 4.20.16 update